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– Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson finished just off the podium at Rally de España, but nonetheless moved up two places in the Drivers’ World Championship
– Thanks to the points scored by the Nordic crew, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team head into the final round of the season in second place in the Manufacturers’ standings
– The WRC now moves on to Wales for the final event of the season. Wales Rally GB will be held on 13-16 November

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– Rally de España provides the World Rally Championship crews and teams with a unique challenge, one leg on gravel followed by two days on tarmac, the WRC’s only mixed-surface round
– Three DS 3 WRCs have been entered for Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson

Since it first appeared on the World Rally Championship calendar in 1991, Rally de España has been won by all of Citroën Racing’s models. In 1999, the brand claimed its first ever win in the WRC thanks to the Xsara Kit-Car driven by Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni. From 2005 onwards, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena began a record-breaking series of eight consecutive wins in the Xsara WRC (2005-2006), C4 WRC (2007-2010) and DS 3 WRC (2011-2012).   Read More »

Part two of the World Champions’ story: Volkswagen has won the manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with an outstanding one-two victory at the Rally Spain. That means all the WRC titles* for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) claimed the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ crown three weeks ago at the Rally France. The French duo went on to score an impressive win – their eighth this season – ahead of their team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) at the “Rally de España”. As a result, Volkswagen has an unassailable lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship with one round still to go this season. Winning three titles in its debut year with the Polo R WRC is Volkswagen’s greatest motorsport achievement to date.

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Citroen Spain13– Hirvonen/Lehtinen seal third place in Spain, as Sordo/del Barrio retire from home round
– Hanging dust proved challenging throughout Sunday morning, compromising Hirvonen’s attack
– Al-Qassimi misses out on points finish, struggling to maximise set-up changes Read More »

Ralliart Italia Espana13cMexico’s Benito Guerra flanked by Spanish co-driver Borja Rozada drove a strong event from start to finish, proving his speed on both gravel and Tarmac at Rally de España this weekend. He navigated his Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X expertly through the stages to end the rally more than five minutes ahead of nearest competitor Nicolas Fuchs, the 2013 FIA WRC 2 Production Cup winner, marking out Guerra as the man to beat in a production car. Read More »

Ralliart Italia Espana13bMexico’s Benito Guerra had another good day today at Rally de España. He and Spanish co-driver Borja Rozada navigated their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X to a lead in the Group N category of more than four and half minutes by the overnight halt. Read More »

Ralliart Italia Espana13aBenito Guerra put in a good opening day flanked by Borja Rozada in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X at Rally de España. He showed a strong pace on the first 61.75km of competitive stages despite having problems shifting his higher gears from SS1 onwards, which cost him time throughout the opening three night stages. Read More »

Ralliart Italia Espana preview2012 Production car World Champions (PWRC) Benito Guerra (MEX) and co-driver Borja Rozada (ESP) once again take to the stages at Rally de España this weekend to celebrate the anniversary of their world title win here in November last year. They will compete with Ralliart Italy in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, repeating the formula, which earned them their first world championship victory. Read More »

– Rally de España marks penultimate round of 2013 WRC Championship, with Citroën’s Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio eyeing victory at home round
– The only mixed surface event this season, Rally de España offers a brand new route for 2013, demanding adaptability and versatility from teams and drivers
– Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen aiming to return to form in Catalonia

The penultimate round of the 2013 World Rally Championship, Rally de España, serves up an extremely varied menu to the competitors taking part. Read More »

– Despite retiring on day one, Neuville and Gilsoul returned to action on day two, finishing Rally de Espana 12th overall and sealing seventh in the drivers’ championship
– WRC newcomer, Hans Weijs Jr, slowly built his confidence to move up to sixth by Sunday morning, before an accident rendered him unable to re-take to the course

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